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Dog Breeding (Level 3)
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Course Summary:

It’s vital that those looking to breed dogs have an extensive understanding of best practice and potential risks. This course covers valuable educational techniques to quickly and efficiently provide students with the knowledge they need to successfully and safely breed their dogs.

The course consists of six units, designed to cover the bases in breeding dogs.

You will also complete a Special Study and an Evolution Study during the course.

We send your first unit upon enrolment, so you can start whenever you want, and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

Our Support Promise:

You can phone or email your tutor at any point during your course – to ask questions, for advice, encouragement or to draw on their wealth of

You can also contact the support team who are here to help you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

What you will Learn

Unit 1 

  • Introduction
  • Ethics
  • Interpretation of standards
  • Principles of breed type

Unit 2 

  • Anatomy
  • Structure
  • Conformation
  • Balance
  • Movement
  • Abnormalities

Unit 3


  • Genes
  • Chromosomes
  • Transmission of genetic material
  • Expression
  • Dominant and recessive genes

Unit 4


  • Single gene characteristics
  • Characteristics controlled by more than one gene
  • Genetic controls
  • Genetic and environmental influences
  • Heritability

Unit 5

  • Pedigree and parentage
  • Foundation stock
  • Prepotence
  • Line breeding
  • In-breeding
  • Out-crossing
  • Breeding better dogs

Unit 6

  • Mating
  • Whelping and weaning
  • Rearing
  • Nutrition and conditioning
  • Poisonous foods
  • Need for exercise
  • Suitable toys

You will also complete a Special Study and an Evolution Study during the course.